Blog Posts tagged “infographic”

SONA over the years - Themes and Priorities

Feb. 21, 2020 (4 days, 3 hours ago) — Comments

Below, we have provided you with a breakdown of the SONAs from 2015 to 2020. We did not include the SONA that took place at the beginning of 2019, on the 7th of Februar, we focused on the SONA that was delivered after the elections.

So for a breakdown of ...

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2020: Top 10 most anticipated dates in the Parliamentary Calendar (so far)

Jan. 21, 2020 (1 month ago) — Comments

With just a decade left to achieve what we’ve set out for ourselves in the National Development Plan 2030, this year also happens to be the last year of the National Youth Plan 2020. With that in mind, there is no doubt that this year's State of the ...

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Public Participation: Call For Comments Deadlines

Dec. 11, 2019 (2 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

South Africa's Constitution requires that Parliament and the Legislatures provide a forum for the public to participate in all due processes. This is known as public participation.

Public participation can be described as a deliberate process where Government uses various methods to get all the relevant stakeholders, these can ...

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Petitions: How to get your voice heard in Parliament

Dec. 11, 2019 (2 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

In South Africa, Section 17 of the Constitution creates the right for everyone to present petitions. Public participation in law-making, oversight and other processes of Parliament, therefore, is an integral part of our democracy. Parliament has developed a number of ways to promote public involvement in the work of the ...

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16 Days of Activism

Nov. 25, 2019 (3 months ago) — Comments

16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence is an annual campaign that takes place all over the world to raise awareness on the negative impacts that violence against womxn and children has on society. South Africa joined the campaign in 1998 as one of the strategic interventions to make South ...

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31 October 2019 Bills Revived by the Sixth Parliament

Nov. 14, 2019 (3 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

There were 39 unfinished Bills when the Fifth Parliament ended. According to National Assembly rule 333 (2), these Bills lapsed automatically when Parliament was dissolved on 7 May 2019. To date, 30 of these have been revived by the Sixth Parliament. Our infographic below outlines all Bills revived by both ...

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NHI Timeline: Key dates and events

Oct. 12, 2019 (4 months, 2 weeks ago) — Comments

The analyses and debates about the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill rage on following its introduction to Parliament early August. The tabling of the Bill was long in coming as the mooting of ideas to reform healthcare financing in South Africa are not new and date as far back as ...

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Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology 2019/20 Priorities

Aug. 29, 2019 (6 months ago) — Comments

In December 2017, President Jacob Zuma announced that government will subsidise free higher education for poor and working class students.

This statement followed months of pressure and protests by the #FeesMustFall movement that demanded government stop the increase in tuition fees and increase its funding of universities.

Since the start ...

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Department of Women, Youth & Persons with Disbailities Priorities for 2019/20

Aug. 21, 2019 (6 months, 1 week ago) — Comments

On the 9th of July 2019, the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, delivered the 2019 Budget Vote speech which is meant to give the public an indication of what the departments budget for the year is and highlight what the key ...

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First Term Review: Sixth Parliament

Aug. 8, 2019 (6 months, 3 weeks ago) — Comments

Parliament’s first term ended last week. According to the programme, the term was 11 weeks but the main thrust of the work was compressed into the final 5 weeks of the quarter.

A lot was done in this first term: new parliamentary leadership was elected, the second State of ...

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